Kingston Announces Their Face Mask Design Finalists

Kingston has announced their top 10 finalists of the Kingston x CSD APAC Mask Design Competition.

Centered around the theme of There’s Strength in Memory, Kingston partnered with CSD to call upon all creative minds to unleash the power of memories. The competition had over 3,100 entries from design enthusiasts across all APAC regions including Perfect Imperfections by Aljohn M. Matias from the Philippines.

The contestants comprised of APAC’s top artists and designers from various fields. ranging from product, textile, visual and multi-media designers, to illustrators, art students, and professors. Their design submissions spanned a wide canvas that encapsulated their memories, concepts regarding people’s interaction, compelling and memorable life events, and reflections from the past year. The judges also discovered ongoing themes of design that centered around family bonds, appreciation of nature, and intimate childhood memories: Lilo Jong from Malaysia portrayed the strong bond she has with her family, while Wu Bo Yi from Taiwan found inspiration from a childhood snack; Tsuyoshi Artman, from Japan, depicted the beauty of nature to highlight the act of breathing. Despite submissions from artists with diverse backgrounds, one thing that united the contestants was the effort to represent positivity in the lives of people across regions, thus, unleashing the power of memories.

Commenting on the outstanding response, Kevin Wu, sales/marketing and business development Vice President of APAC region, Kingston, said,

Our memories are the most precious assets in our lives and we at Kingston have always strived to help our customers preserve their memories in the best way possible with our products and campaigns. Our unique partnership with CSD for the Kingston x CSD APAC Mask Design Competition has helped us in our journey of bringing people closer with their most profound memories. We are overwhelmed to see so many contestants finding and sharing strength in their memories; their designs therefore embody deeper emotions that range from pleasant to more challenging times that they’ve encountered. Through this campaign, we are humbled to have been an intrinsic part of our contestants’ life-altering as well as inspiring moments.

Commenting on the stellar designs, Jonathan Chang, COO of CSD, said,

Over the past few years, CSD has redefined the concept of the face mask by infusing fashion elements into it. It is exhilarating to also see such innovation from the contestants. Not only have they evolved face mask into an individual canvas, but also redefined memories into a fashion statement with their brushstroke. I’m thrilled that our creative alliance with Kingston has pushed the boundaries and reinvented the notion of memory and face masks into a new form of art.

The top 10 designs were selected from over 3,100 entries, with 5 designs each under the two different judging criteria; the “3-Colors” group emphasized creative patterns consist of only three colors, whereas the “Unlimited Colors” group stressed how well contestants play with their colors.

Here’s the list of the finalists per category:

3-Colors Finalist (left to right):

The 3-Colors Finalist (from left to right)
  • Perfect Imperfections: Aljohn M. Matias (Philippines)
  • Siamese Fighting Fish: Waraporn Mamee (Thailand)
  • Lips & Water Chestnut: Wu Bo Yi (Taiwan)
  • Doodling Paper: Nguyen Dang Binh (Vietnam)
  • Sparkling Lenses: Rishabh Raj (India)

The “Unlimited Colors” Finalists (left to right):

The “Unlimited Colors” Finalists
The “Unlimited Colors” Finalists (left to right):
  • Love Memories ForeverLilo Jong (Malaysia)
  • Construct X Deconstruction: Brenca Sun (Taiwan)
  • Summer Memories in the Wonder Garden: Hsu, Hsing-Chen (Taiwan)
  • Breath of Energy: Tsuyoshi Artman (Japan)
  • Monster Nation: Yman.S (Malaysia)